A desperate and largely unknown humanitarian crisis is deteriorating in the Lake Chad Basin region of West Africa, forcing millions of people to flee their homes and leaving millions more in need of humanitarian assistance. Oxfam is providing life-saving support but help is urgently needed to prevent the crisis turning into a catastrophe.
Around the world, people are fighting climate change in extraordinary ways. In Thailand, Oxfam is working with rice farming communities. Innovative water pumps and new farming techniques are just two of the ways in which people are adapting.
Rich country governments have agreed to support projects like these by establishing a global 'Climate Fund' -- a way of managing money to help poor communities adapt to climate change.
If set up properly, the Climate Fund could deliver life-saving support to those who need it most. What's needed now is an injection of political will to make sure that the money needed to fill the Fund -- at least $100Bn per year by 2020 -- is delivered.